HC Deb 06 July 1973 vol 859 cc234-5W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what criteria are laid down by his highways department for the imposition of a 30 m.p.h. and a 40 m.p.h. speed limit through villages, respectively.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Criteria for the imposition of speed limits vary according to the character of the road; of the area through which it passes; the kind of traffic which uses the road; how fast it travels; and the accident rates. I am sending to the hon. and learned Gentleman today a copy of Welsh Office Roads Division Circular No. 17/69 which sets out the criteria in detail and contains advice on how they should be applied.

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